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Civil Defence

Volume 124: debated on Monday 14 December 1987

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if, further to his answer of 30 October, he will give a functional and geographical breakdown of United Kingdom programmed civil defence expenditure in 1987–88.

[holding answer 4 December 1987]: Information is not available in the form requested, but programmed expenditure for United Kingdom Departments in 1987–88 is as follows:

Department£ million
Cabinet Office0·35
Central Office of Information0·05
Department of Energy0·25
Department of the Environment2·20
Department of Health and Social Security2·00
Department of Trade and Industry0·10
Department of Transport4·90
Welsh Office0·40
Home Office69·20
Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food20·80
Department of Employment0·10
Scottish Home and Health Department7·95
Northern Ireland Office2·00
Total110·30
Revisions in some Departments' assessments of their programmed civil defence expenditure account for the difference between the total and the figure given on 30 October in reply to the hon. Member.